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Ninja Therapy: Feeding

Written on October 16, 2018 at 1:51 pm, by

The Question Welcome to another week of ninja therapy articles! This week, we were asked for help with feeding and feeding tips. Feeding can be a big difficulty for many individuals with special needs. There is a broad spectrum of individuals of varying abilities that each have their own needs when it comes to food…. CONTINUE READING

Ninja Therapy: Chewing

Written on October 9, 2018 at 1:40 pm, by

What is “Ninja Therapy”? Occupational Therapist, Emily Martin coined the term “ninja therapy” to describe her way of helping kids and adults address their sensory and developmental needs in subtle ways. By disguising therapeutic activities in a friendly, not-so-clinical way, kiddos get the benefits of the therapy they need wrapped up in a¬†discreet way.  … CONTINUE READING

Ninja Therapy: Age Appropriate Affection

Written on October 4, 2018 at 3:16 pm, by

Here’s The Question One of the questions submitted anonymously asks about how to use ninja therapy to teach a child age-appropriate affection. The mother of a fifteen-year-old son who has limited speech and cognitive abilities asked how to teach her child about boundaries regarding physical touch and proximity. At his previous school when he was… CONTINUE READING